Past CSPO Events

  • January 25, 2013
    CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy

    What If You Can’t Measure What Matters?

    Public Value Mapping of Science and Innovation Policies

    Public Value Mapping offers an alternative, outcomes-oriented, non-economic approach to assessing the effectiveness of science and innovation policies.

    Daniel Sarewitz

  • April 26, 2012
    CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy

    Self-Critical Public Science

    How to Integrate Creativity and Responsibility

    With policies for public engagement of science sweeping through the industrialized world, are we in danger of sacrificing scientific creativity for social responsibility?

    Erik Fisher

  • March 27, 2012
    CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy

    Bytes and Bodies

    Social Media and Political Changes

    Was Arab Spring social media driven? Was Egypt revolution a Facebook revolution? Was it a people revolution? Do social media promote democracy? Can it support repressive regimes?

    Merlyna Lim

  • February 07, 2012
    CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy

    Competition within government-sponsored R&D

    An effective tool for innovation or a recipe for waste and duplication?

    Is competition between and within government R&D agencies a force for innovation and for achieving desired outcomes? Or does competition lead to waste, duplication, and unproductive rivalry?

    Sybil Francis, G. Pascal (Gregg) Zachary

  • December 01, 2011
    CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy

    Climate of Uncertainty

    Civic Scenarios for Decision Making

    How do citizens and policymakers prepare for climate change in the face of both the uncertainties of local and regional impact and a political climate that challenges the very role of science in public life?

    Cynthia Selin, Patrick Hamilton, Robert Garfinkle

  • November 16, 2011
    CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy

    Creative Nonfiction/Narrative

    Forging a Working Bond between Next Generation Science Communicators and Next Generation Science Policy Scholars

    We will discuss the “To Think, To Write, To Publish,” a program that bridged those multiple gaps by establishing 12 collaborative 2-person teams comprised of a “next generation” science policy scholar and a “next generation” science writer–to learn creative nonfiction/narrative techniques and to write a creative nonfiction essay together, utilizing the scholar’s research.

    Lee Gutkind, Adam Briggle

  • October 07, 2011
    CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy

    The Challenge of Path Dependency and the Need for Anticipatory Governance

    This presentation will explore how the existence of path dependent processes increases considerably the need for anticipatory governance.

    Jameson M. Wetmore

  • January 18, 2011

    Eisenhower’s Farewell Address at Fifty

    President Eisenhower’s address is mainly remembered for his warning of the perils of a “military-industrial complex.” Less widely known, but no less important was his caution, a few sentences later, about “the danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.” This seminar explored the historical context and current relevance of Eisenhower’s worries about a “scientific-technological elite.” CSPO faculty members and authors Dan Sarewitz and G. Pascal Zachary spoke, along with author and journalist Daniel S. Greenberg and journalist and former science analyst for the GAO William Lanouette. The panel was moderated by Steve Lagerfeld, editor of The Wilson Quarterly.

    Daniel Sarewitz, G. Pascal (Gregg) Zachary, Albert H. Teich, Daniel Greenberg